Decades Of Abuse: The Case Of The Tasmanian Nurse - Part One

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18 Nov 2020 · 27 minutes

Decades Of Abuse: The Case Of The Tasmanian Nurse - Part One
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Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities. Just south of the city centre stands Launceston General Hospital, one of the main public hospitals in the state of Tasmania. The hospital treats a quarter of a million patients every year, and over 150 years has built trust within the local community. 

The children’s ward is known as Ward 4K - filled with doctors and nurses doing their best to make a child’s stay as comfortable as possible. 

But for more than 20 years, one nurse - a grandfatherly figure to so many - allegedly preyed on sick children. 

It wasn’t until May last year, when a young woman referred to as Alice walked into Launceston police station, that everything would begin to change. 

Her story, police would discover, was only the beginning. 

This story is told by investigative journalist Camille Bianchi, the creator, host and reporter behind The Nurse podcast. The Nurse is about a former Launceston nurse named James 'Jim' Geoffrey Griffin who lived in a quiet town in Tasmania, and spent his life working with children. He also hid a dark secret. 

This is part one of a two part episode.

CREDITS

Guest: Camille Bianchi, creator and host of The Nurse podcast  

Host: Jessie Stephens

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri 

Executive Producer: Zoe Ferguson

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